D-IDがTechCrunch Disrupt 2018で顔認識に対する防護のための製品を正式リリース


2018/9/12 14:44

D-IDがTechCrunch Disrupt 2018で顔認識に対する防護のための製品を正式リリース

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【テルアビブ(イスラエル)2018年9月11日PR Newswire=共同通信JBN】D-IDは、TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2018のステージ上で、初製品のリリースを公式に発表した。同社は、諸組織の写真やビデオを、人間の目には同じように見えるようにしたたま、顔認識から防護するソリューションを開発した。

(Photo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/742272/Gil_Perry_D_ID.jpg

(Photo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/742271/D_ID_Launch.jpg







D-IDは、CEOのギル・ペリー氏、最高執行責任者(COO)のセラ・ブロンドハイム、最高技術責任者(CTO)のエリラ・クタ氏によって2017年に創業。創業者らは、イスラエルの特殊部隊と8200諜報部隊で勤務していた。彼らは、機密性の高い任務に就いていて、ソーシャルメディア上での写真の共有を許されていなかったため、プライバシーのリスクを身をもって経験した。同社は、名誉あるアクセラレーター、EISP 8200とY Combinatorの出身者の集まりである。同社は、ガートナーのCool Bendor 2018に認定された。同チームは、ディープラーニング、コンピュータービジョン、画像処理のトップエキスパートで構成され、5人の博士号取得者と博士課程の学生が在籍している。D-IDは、Pitango Venture Capitalを筆頭にY Combinator、Maverick Ventures、Foundation Capital、Fenox Venture Capitalから400万ドルを調達している。





D-ID Officially Launches Product for Protection Against Face Recognition at TechCrunch Disrupt 2018


TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire=KYODO JBN/ --

D-ID has officially announced its initial product launch onstage at TechCrunch

Disrupt San Francisco 2018. The company has developed a solution that protects

photos and videos of organizations from face recognition, while keeping them

similar to the human eye.

     (Photo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/742272/Gil_Perry_D_ID.jpg )

     (Photo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/742271/D_ID_Launch.jpg )

D-ID's technology is being sold as both a SaaS and On-Premise solution. The

company serves organizations that store photos and videos of employees,

customers or citizens. Almost all organizations store this data. The initial

verticals for D-ID include cloud storage providers, social networks, financial

institutions, health management organizations and governments that want to

protect their biometric databases.

D-ID's first customer is Cloudinary, an image and video management solution

which helps more than 350K companies manage, optimize and deliver more than 22B

media assets. The company has also signed significant agreements with customers

in the financial services and automotive industry.

The face recognition market is growing exponentially and has made our faces our

identifiers. It's increasingly used all around the world: To analyze shopping

behavior, to authenticate payments, to access smartphones and even to rank

citizens' or track people in protests. "Our photos contain biometric data.

Using them with face recognition, anyone can track you, hack your devices and

steal your identity. That's why our photos must be protected," says Gil Perry,

CEO and Co-Founder of D-ID. "We've moved too fast with face recognition and it

is now a threat to our fundamental human right to privacy."

Data privacy regulations like the European Union's General Data Protection

Regulation (GDPR), which became enforceable in May 2018 address face images as

personal sensitive information and require companies to protects this data or

risk heavy fines and lawsuits.

D-ID enables companies to comply with regulations, prevent crippling fines,

strengthen their consumers' trust and most important, to guarantee privacy and

data protection. "People are aware and concerned about the security risks of

face recognition. Now is the time to protect this data and we are here to make

sure it happens," says Perry.

The company's approach to digitally manipulating images renders images

unreadable by the machine learning tools that are used to identify an

individual, but are imperceptible to the human eye. "We use advanced image

processing and deep learning to process the photo or video in such a way that

it will look similar to the human eye but machines, AI, face recognition

classifiers will not be able to recognize the individual," says Perry.

D-ID was founded in 2017 by CEO Gil Perry, COO Sella Blondheim and CTO Elira

Kuta. The founders served in the Israeli Special Forces and intelligence unit

8200. They experienced first-hand the risks to privacy when, due to the

sensitive nature of their roles, they were not allowed to share photos on

social media. The company is an alumni of the prestigious accelerators EISP

8200 and Y Combinator. It received Gartner's Cool Vendor 2018 recognition. The

team consists of top experts in deep learning, computer vision and image

processing, with five PhDs and PhD students. D-ID has raised $4mm led by

Pitango Venture Capital with participation from Y Combinator, Maverick

Ventures, Foundation Capital and Fenox Venture Capital.

Link to video of onstage presentation: